Taught course

Children's Literature

University of Roehampton · Department of English and Creative Writing

Entry requirements

A good upper second-class honours degree (or above) in a relevant subject area (normally English, history or another humanities subject), or alternatively a teaching qualification, plus further advanced study. Appropriate qualifications and experience, such as publishing, librarianship or freelance research will also be considered. Students without these qualifications may be admitted as associate students, with the possibility of changing to MA/PG Dip subject to the Programme Convener's approval. If you have not quite reached this standard, or feel that you would benefit from a short course in English before you start your degree programme at Roehampton, we can help. Please find which course would be right for you.

Months of entry


Course content

Now running for over twenty five years, the MA in Children’s Literature is recognised internationally as a benchmark programme in the field and is delivered by the award-winning National Centre of Research in Children’s Literature.

Although this is a literature programme, study is not limited to children’s books per se, but examines the relationship (both historical and ongoing) between children’s books and social constructions of childhood; creative writing for children is also explored on optional modules.

Information for international students

Candidates whose first language is not English are expected to provide evidence of achieving level 6.5 in all bands of IELTS or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24-48 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)20 8392 3232